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The Horse and Groom Hotel
40 Lynn Street
Swaffham
Norfolk

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There are eight rooms in total, consisting of twin, single and double rooms. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, brand new en suite bathrooms and all prices include breakfast for two. Come visit us soon to experience the delights of our top class restaurants, where you can enjoy a wide range of fresh, locally sourced meals at fantastic prices. Swaffham is known for the presence of two large Enercon E-66 wind turbines, and the associated Ecotech Centre. The turbines are owned and operated by Ecotricity, and together generate more than 3 Megawatts. One wind turbine boasts an observation deck just below the nacelle. These have now been joined now by a further eight turbines at North Pickenham. In the summer of 2006, location filming was done in the town for the ITV1 series Kingdom, starring Stephen Fry. In Kingdom the town is called Market Shipborough. The pub The Startled Duck in the TV series is better known as The Greyhound Inn, in which the Earl of Orford created the first coursing club open to the public in 1776. Kingdom's office is filmed in Oakleigh House, near the town square, with the coastal scenes filmed at Wells-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast.

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